General Purposes Committee


Minutes of the meeting held on 1 April 2014 at 5.30 pm in Pugin & Rossetti Rooms, First Floor, Council Offices, Cecil Street, Margate.





Councillor Michelle Fenner (Chairman); Councillors Bayford, Everitt, I Gregory, C Hart, King, Marson, Poole, M Tomlinson and Wiltshire


In Attendance:

Councillors Campbell, Cohen, Driver and Worrow




44.              Apologies for Absence


Apologies were received from Councillors Kirby and S Tomlinson, for whom, respectively, Councillors Bayford and M Tomlinson were present as substitutes.




45.              Declarations of Interest


There were no declarations of interest.




46.              Appointment of Temporary Monitoring Officer


Councillors Driver, Cohen and Campbell spoke under Council Procedure Rule 24.1.


It was proposed by the Chairman, seconded by the Leader, Councillor C Hart:


“THAT Steven Boyle, Interim Legal Services Manager, be appointed Temporary Monitoring Officer from the time that the current Monitoring Officer leaves office.”




Following debate, an amendment was proposed by Councillor Everitt and seconded by Councillor Poole as follows:


“THAT the following words are added to the end of the original motion:


‘ …until the next meeting of full Council, and that Council either confirms that interim appointment or appoints an alternative Temporary Monitoring Officer.”


Upon the amendment being debated and put to the vote, it was declared LOST.


Original Motion


Upon the original motion being put to the vote, it was declared LOST.












Meeting concluded : 6.40 pm